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Marrakech, Morocco
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icon3 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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Discover some of Marrakech’s most beautiful buildings and hidden treasures on this morning tour. With a local guide, admire top Marrakech attractions including the Koutoubia Mosque with its sublime minaret; and the pavilions, courtyards, and perfumed gardens of the Bahia Palace. Hear historical anecdotes from your guide as you explore and round off your tour with visits to the decorative Saadian Tombs and Tiskiwin Museum, home to a fascinating exhibition on the ancient Saharan caravan routes between Marrakech and Timbuktu.
  • City tour of palaces and monuments in Marrakech
  • Visit Bahia Palace
  • See Koutoubia Mosque, the largest mosque in Marrakech
  • Stop at the Saadian Tombs
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Hotel pickup and drop off
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Air-conditioned vehicle
Food and drinks

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
If you are staying inside the medina, or outside of central Marrakech, a meeting point will be provided upon tour reconfirmation

Departure Time

8:30 AM
Start your tour in central Marrakech. Then, set off to discover some of Marrakech’s most notable palaces and monuments, as well some lesser-known treasures.

Head for the Koutoubia Mosque, Morocco’s biggest mosque and one of the largest in the world. Take in the Hispano-Moorish, 12th-century exterior as your guide recounts its history, and admire the centerpiece—the 253-foot (70-meter) minaret, topped by a spire and orbs.

Continue to the Bahia Palace, a 19th-century sultans’ residence. Built to outshine all other palaces, this lovely complex comprises ornate pavilions, gardens, and a harem. Stroll around the mosaic-coated halls and perfumed courtyards as your guide shares tales of the sultans who lived here.

Next, visit the Saadian Tombs, a series of royal burial chambers dating from the 1500s. Admire the marble and cedar-domed chambers and learn how the tombs were unearthed in 1917.

Finally, visit the Tiskiwin Museum, a double riad (traditional courtyard house) with an exhibition covering the ancient Saharan trade routes between Marrakech and Timbuktu.

View the arts and crafts on show, including Berber clothing, jewelry, and carpets, and then finish your tour at the original start point.
Stop At:  
Koutoubia Mosque
See the famous Koutoubia Tower, the largest mosque in Marrakech with a 70 meter high minaret. The tower is a great example of Hispano-Moorish art
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Saadian Tombs
Continue to the cedar wood domes and marble columns of the Saadian Tombs. Dating back to the time of Sultan Ahmad al-Mansur (1578-1603), the tombs were only discovered in 1917 and their subsequent restoration have made them one of the most popular attractions for visitors to Marrakech.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Palacio da Bahia
Walking through Jewish quarter Mellah to discover El Badia Palace, built at the end of the sixteenth century by El Mansour Eddahbi, this monument was a real jewel of Islamic art but the Alaouit Sultan My Ismail took all the richest of this palace to build the Meknes City, Now there remains only a huge esplanade carved gardens, planted with orange trees and surrounded by high walls full of a great history. 
Duration: 50 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Musee Tiskiwin
Close pleasantly our half dad by visiting the Tiskiwin museum Founded by Bert Flint to display the best of his personal collection of Amzigh Berber artefacts.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

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  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The guide's English was a little...
, Dec 2017
The guide's English was a little difficult to understand, went on a little bit too much on certain historical aspects. The sights were good didn't need the herbalist shop visit towards the end.
The tour proceeded in a downpour...
Gregory P
, Dec 2017
The tour proceeded in a downpour. No consideration was given to reschedule as you could not leave the taxi. Complete waste of time.
This tour was not the best, but good...
, Nov 2017
This tour was not the best, but good enough to get you familiar with the area to later go sightseeing on your own. I felt the tour guide didn't give a lot of information and didn't see a whole lot. However it was just ok to me.
Great tour, lovely efficient guide...
Vicki H
, Oct 2017
Great tour, lovely efficient guide. Monuments were beautiful and the history fully explained. There was a bit of walking which was great as it took you through non touristic parts outside the medina wall. We stopped at a cake shop to sample some of the local cakes. Also stopped for lunch at a designated restaurant which had a mixture of tourist and locals there. The food was actually some of the best I had in Morocco and you were able to enjoy wine with your meal which is rare in the medinas in Morocco. The pace of the tour was quite relaxed and the length perfect. Also one person was not picked up due to a mix up and the tour guide changed the schedule slightly to allow her to join the tour pretty much from the start which I thought was excellent service.
Superb Abdul was very attentive to...
Ann R
, Sep 2017
Superb Abdul was very attentive to us all spoke 4 foreign languages. We visited many of the key sites and he was a wealth of information. Cannot wait for my next tour this afternoon which if yesterday,s tour is anything to go by will be equally enjoyable.
Very nice! Our tour guide was fun...
Huraiyah A
, Apr 2017
Very nice! Our tour guide was fun and knowledgeable. His English was clear and I was happy he showed us some shops where my mother, sisters and I were able to get some natural products for the hair and skin.
Great tour with a very friendly and...
, Mar 2017
Great tour with a very friendly and informative guide, took us to the major sites in and around Marrakech. Would highly recommend as a great introduction to Marrakech.
Guide was lovely and spoke in...
Eireann V
, Jan 2017
Guide was lovely and spoke in several languages, definitely knew his stuff as well. Learnt a lot and saw some beautiful places, would highly recommend!
Worst tour I have been on. Do not go...
, Nov 2016
Worst tour I have been on. Do not go. Advertised as a 3.5 hour half day tour but done in less than two hours! Total crooks. Avoids many main attractions in Marrakech with tour guide dismissing the Bedi palace as nothing but bricks presumably as it has a higher entrance fee compared to other attractions. AVOID AT ALL COSTS.
This tour was a good way to get...
christel s
, Oct 2016
This tour was a good way to get familiar with the city

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